In yet another incident of sexual assault on minor, a 35-year-old man attempted to rape 13-year-old daughter of his landlord in Gulchaman Gali area on Monday.
The accused identified as Vijay Kumar is a street vendor and father of two.
Victim’s father turned up at the house, following which the accused fled the spot.
Following this, he lodged a complaint with Division Number 3 police.
He said, “The accused had taken a portion of my house on rent two weeks ago. On Monday, my 13-year-old daughter went missing from home.
Searching for her, when he went to Vijay’s room, he saw that the accused was trying to force himself upon her. On seeing him, the accused fled from the spot.
Division Number 3 SHO Dalip Bedi said, “Police have registered a case under Sections 376/511 (attempt to rape) of the IPC against the accused, and arrested him on Monday. He was trying to flee from the city to evade arrest. At the time of incident his wife, along with children, had gone somewhere. He will be produced before the court on Wednesday.”